Information in the Sheriff’s Blotter is gathered from the dispatch logs provided by the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office. No individuals’ names are reported. And those arrested should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The following is a summary of the week’s activity from Feb. 5 to Feb. 11
BY THE NUMBERS
83 calls to dispatch including 911
48 requests for medical assistance
39 CHP reports
39 reports involving a fire department
38 requests involving assistance
30 reports of a suspicious nature
25 reports involving juveniles and children
24 arrests reported
24 civil reports
15 reports involving drugs
14 reports of intoxication
12 disturbances reported
8 reports to SIFC
8 traffic reports
7 extra patrol checks
6 reports of fraud
6 reports for welfare checks
6 thefts reported
6 requests for be on the lookout BOLO
5 hazards reported
5 mental health reports
5 reports for alternative sentencing program
5 reports for animal control
5 reports of trespassing
4 threats reported
4 citations reported
3 burglaries reported
3 reports of harassment
3 sex-related reports
3 reports involving weapons
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended or revoked license, and resisting arrest. The arrest occurred on Highway 89 just north of the Greenville Wye. The vehicle was towed.
A deputy received reports of a suspicious man walking on Pecks Valley Road. A deputy reported a man’s arrest. He was charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating a stay away order and violating his probation. Someone at the high school reported that a man walked onto campus and went to the culinary room. He then walked past his ex-wife, who works at the school and has a restraining order against him. He had no reason to be on the campus.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with being intoxicated.
On Highway 70, the CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence of drugs.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance. A caller reported that a man was yelling and banging on the walls of the Catholic church.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with domestic battery and the use of tear gas except in self-defense. A caller said her ex-husband just pepper-sprayed her. Eastern Plumas Health Care ambulance was notified to stage. The deputy notified victim witness and the district attorney.
The CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence.
The CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol rate of .08 percent or higher. A caller reported a reckless driving going westbound on Highway 70 near Grizzly Road. The information was transferred to CHP.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and violating his probation. A deputy said that a different man fled from him traveling in a blue vehicle. The man who was arrested jumped out of the car. The deputy requested that the CHP issue a BOLO for the car. The driver of the car has multiple local warrants.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man who was riding a bike. He was charged with being intoxicated and violating his probation.
A deputy reported the arrests of a man and a woman. The man was charged with violating his probation, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine. The woman was charged with violating her probation and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with discharging a firearm in a negligent manner that could cause injury and another firearm charge. A deputy received a report from a juvenile who said her brother shot her with a BB gun.
The CHP reported the arrest of two men both charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher. A caller reported a possible driver who appeared to be under the influence. The individual left a gas station in an SUV and went to a nearby motel. A woman went up to someone at the business and said she was intoxicated and needed somewhere to stay. The information was transferred to the CHP.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with theft of property valued at less than $950. A caller reported that people in a neighbor’s house had died and no one should be in the house. The caller said he didn’t see anyone, but there was an unfamiliar truck in front of it.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence, being under the influence of a controlled substance and knowingly receiving stolen property. The vehicle was towed.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man while on a probation check. The man was charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and violating his probation.
A deputy reported the arrest of two people on a probation check. A man was charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and violating his probation. A woman was arrested and charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and violating her probation. A dog was transported to the animal shelter.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine and a court violation. A businessperson said that an unknown man was in the bathroom. When he was asked to leave he refused.
A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and violating her probation.
A deputy reported the arrest of two people. The woman was charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violation. A man was charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and probation violation.
On Highway 70, the CHP arrested a man charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher.
Tuesday, Feb. 11
Westbound on Highway 70 in Quincy, a caller reported that an SUV was tailgating cars, speeding and passing on the double yellow lines. The call was transferred to the CHP.
The USFS reported they were burning in the Silver Lake area.
Plume of smoke noted
On Highway 70, 1 mile east of the Old Mill Ranch near Twain, a caller said he could see a plume of smoke. It was thought to be a USFS burn. The information was transferred to the USFS.
on the road
In Quincy, a caller reported that an adult and a young child were walking toward Highway 70. The adult appeared to be very intoxicated. A deputy was unable to locate the people.
In Portola, a caller reported that damage was done to a windowsill but it didn’t appear that anything was missing. A caller reported a break-in attempt at her home.
In Portola, a deputy reported being out on a public assist call. The deputy disposed of syringes.
Seen walking on
Westbound on Highway 70 in the Chilcoot area, a caller reported that a suspicious person was walking on the highway between two businesses. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Laser lights at play
In Beckwourth, a caller reported that his neighbors were shining a laser light at his house and the airport. A deputy contacted the suspect and they said they had no laser pointers.
Bucks Lake Road
A caller reported that a stranded motorist in a construction van was on Bucks Lake Road. There was an attempt to contact the person in the van, but the caller was unable to leave a message. The driver was traveling from Oroville. There was about 5 or 6 inches of snow on the road and two people were in the van. When the reporting party was transferred to 911 they were able to get a good location. The van was about a half mile into Plumas County. The information was sent to the CHP in Susanville and Chico.
In Quincy, a caller reported finding a ball that had been stabbed with a knife in her front yard. She asked that a deputy contact her. It was suspicious.
In Quincy, a caller said that some college students were having a loud party with a possible bonfire and drinking outside. A deputy contacted a man who said it was a warming fire. He agreed to extinguish it.
Bothering the cows
Near Greenville, a caller said there was a helicopter flying low over the treetops. He said it was scaring his livestock. The information was transferred to PG&E. They said they had three helicopters that were flying Plumas County.
Horse on the loose
Eastbound on Highway 70 near Greenhorn Creek and Chandler Road, a deputy requested an ambulance for a man with chest pain. The deputy thought the man was trying to get a horse and it hurt him. Plumas District Hospital and Quincy Fire responded. Another report of a horse came in and the location was updated to east of the rest area. The horse was running in and out of traffic. The CHP was notified. A caller said the horse got out of its pasture and was headed eastbound along the highway. It was wearing a blanket. The patient was transported and the CHP was to handle the incident. The owner of the horse was en route.
In Blairsden, a caller reported a $4,000 loss online. The person had contacted the bank.
Monday, Feb. 10
Wouldn’t open the door
In Quincy, someone complained that loud music was coming from a man’s residence. A deputy said it was quiet when he arrived about 10 minutes later. The man refused to open his door.
Suspicious call received
From Graeagle, LifeAlert reported receiving a suspicious call from a subscriber. The woman said that she had a female guest staying at her home. The caller said she heard a loud crash and then couldn’t locate her guest. LifeAlert attempted to contact the caller, but got no answer. They did contact the caller’s relative who said a home caretaker was there the previous night. That relative said the caller does get confused. She was going to go check on the caller. No suspicious activity or medical was necessary.
Fighting with pipes
In Portola, a deputy received a report that two males and two females were fighting with pipes of some sort. Deputy issued a BOLO for the area, but was unable to find the suspects or signs of a fight.
Near Quincy on Blackhawk Road, a caller reported finding a smoldering tree about 3 or 4 miles from the end of the pavement. The information was transferred to the USFS.
In Graeagle, a caller asked to speak to a deputy about someone on Facebook and Instagram using her daughter’s information and picture. The fake account was making mean and nasty statements to others. The caller wanted to know what to do. A deputy said the information was on file just in case the messages become threatening. The social media companies would also be contacted to get the problem resolved.
Near Twain, a caller reported that his neighbor was having a well dug and the company was on his property. They removed his fence and started dumping water and other things on his property. The caller asked to speak to a deputy. About 30 minutes later the caller said the people were still trespassing on his property. He also said that a man with the company threatened him. The man was very irate on the phone. A deputy attempted to contact the reporting party several times without success. The deputy also attempted to contact another man. The deputy was en route to the scene with the CHP providing precautionary backup. Another person said that the drilling was happening on her place, but they had to take the other person’s fence down. She said that the property owner agreed, but then became very angry. The drilling stopped. A deputy contacted all parties who agreed to keep the peace. The deputy also explained civil procedures. But then the original caller said that they were back on his property. Eventually everyone left.
Don’t put ash in the trash
In Portola, a reporting party said that someone was putting ash from the fireplace into his trash. He asked to speak to a deputy. Extra patrol checks were ordered.
Dirty, dusty problem
In the Lake Almanor area, a caller said he was having an issue with a neighbor who lives behind him. The neighbor has a landscaping business and causes dirt and dust to be kicked up onto the caller’s house. The man was also shining lights in the house when he was home. A deputy explained how to get a temporary restraining order.
At Quincy High School, a caller said she had called earlier because of issues with a juvenile. Then the juvenile’s mother called and said she had her child and wanted to talk to a deputy. The juvenile was suspended from school for five days for making threats to another student. The mother took the child home.
In Quincy, a caller reported that powerlines were sparking on fairgrounds property. The caller said that one line was hanging down, but none were on the ground. Quincy Fire responded. The fairgrounds office and PG&E were notified. The fairgrounds was going to replace the power poles.
Crash narrowly averted
Westbound on Highway 70 at Maybe, a caller reported that a driver was going at a high rate of speed and almost caused an accident. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Stuff got smashed
In Portola, a caller said that her ex-husband was causing a disturbance and smashed all of her stuff. No weapons were involved but he did have firearms in the closet. She said he has gotten physical before. The parties were counseled and agreed to separate in the residence and keep the peace.
Sunday, Feb. 9
Power outage reported
At Storrie, a caller reported that the wind knocked out the power for a few moments. The caller said he saw flashes and heard popping noises as well. The information was transferred to a sergeant, PG&E and the USFS.
Southbound on Highway 89 into Greenville, a caller reported a possible driver under the influence in a pickup. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Winds too strong
In Greenville, when medical services responded to a patient with shortness of breath a helicopter was requested at PDH. The information was transferred to REMSA. They advised that the winds were too strong for that service.
On the Old Wagon Road near Crescent Mills, a caller reported an unattended burn pile. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills fire responded. The reporting party said that only smoke could be seen. A second 911 call came in for an area between Indian Falls and Crescent Mills. The CHP also transferred a 911 call. The fire was reported as a vegetation fire that was heading toward a residence. Dispatch attempted to contact the USFS and left a message. Quincy Fire was paged for mutual aid. The USFS was sending an engine. The CHP was requested for traffic control. A deputy was pulled off another call to respond.
In the Twain area, a caller made a report regarding a neighbor and her boyfriend. Two men were threatening to shoot one another. Both parties had guns. The CHP was en route from Caribou to provide backup. A deputy was going to meet up with the CHP at the Twain store. A trespass warning was given to one of the men. The other man was given temporary restraining order procedures. A deputy reported that no weapons were actually involved.
Road hazard reported
On Highway 32 near Deer Creek, a caller reported there were lots of rocks in the eastbound lane. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In Portola, a caller said that a man was making rude gestures to him in a store. A deputy explained temporary restraining order procedures.
In Quincy, a caller said that her daughter had marijuana in her room. She requested contact with a deputy. The woman said that her son was in the residence and wanted contact from a deputy. About two hours later, the deputy said the cannabis didn’t belong to the daughter, but actually belonged to the son. The mother requested that her son be transported to his home in Portola. The deputy transported the juvenile and released him and the cannabis to the mother. The parents were to handle the situation. A trespass warning was issued to the son for the Quincy residence.
In Chester, a caller reported that two people were arguing. There were children in the home. It was unknown if weapons were involved. A deputy said they weren’t arguing it was a noise complaint. They were told to quiet down.
Saturday, Feb. 8
living in the woods
In the Crescent Mills area, a caller said that she was homeless and living in the woods. She said that a man she knows was going to take her tent, blankets and food because they were fighting. She was staying with a friend right then. She asked that a deputy contact her. A deputy spoke to the woman and explained the proper civil procedures to take.
People are arguing
In Quincy, a caller said she could hear a man and a woman arguing upstairs. She also heard glass breaking on the stairs outside. A sergeant requested an ambulance for a woman who was extremely intoxicated. PDH and Quincy Fire responded. The woman was transported to PDH. They were arguing only.
Near Frenchman Lake Road and USFS 24N88, a caller reported seeing a pickup with a motorcycle ramp parked off the roadway. The caller thought it was there all night. The information was transferred to the USFS, but they didn’t have anyone on duty. A deputy located and spoke to a man who was out riding his quad. He was okay.
Homeless person near by
Near Quincy, a caller requested to speak to a deputy about a homeless man that was living near their house. A deputy spoke to the reporting party who wanted to know a little bit about the person.
Jeep on the move
Westbound on Highway 70 in Portola, a caller reported that the driver of a Jeep was traveling at speeds of 100 mph coming into Portola. The driver of the Jeep pulled into the drive-in and then turned to go toward town. The reporting party wasn’t going to follow the Jeep. A deputy was out of position to respond in Chilcoot. The information was given to a deputy who couldn’t locate the vehicle.
Suspicious driving behavior bothers someone
In Greenville, a caller reported a suspicious truck in the area. The driver was wearing a black beanie. He supposedly drove slowly past the reporting party’s residence and then turned around squealing the tires and driving fast. The caller said the truck then drove by slowly a few more times and then went toward town. The information was given to CHP and a deputy. A sergeant received information of who the driver of the truck might be. The CHP said they would meet the deputy at the Greenville dump. A deputy contacted the man who admitted he was driving around the area looking for wood. The deputy counseled the man about his suspicious driving behavior.
Wants man trespassed
In the Lake Almanor area, a caller said her ex said he was going to go to her residence. She wanted him trespassed from the property. There was no restraining order in place and the reporting party wasn’t home. A deputy contacted both parties. The deputy issued the man a trespass warning.
Physical altercation reported
In Delleker, a caller reported that her teenaged grandson was just in a fight with three adults. He didn’t need medical attention. No weapons were involved. A deputy spoke to the reporting party and her grandson. It appeared the altercation was mutual. The deputy provided the proper temporary restraining order procedures.
Parties were separated
In Chester, a caller said his wife hit him. He didn’t need medical assistance. The parties were separated within the residence. The woman was going to leave. A deputy confirmed that the people were separated, but the woman was returning to her residence. A deputy reported the incident to victim witness.
given a ride
On Highway 89 at Canyon Dam, a caller said he picked up a man at Lake Almanor West and gave him a ride. The man said he was trying to go to Quincy. The reporting party was concerned about the man because he was homeless. He was wearing a coat and had a backpack. A BOLO request went to the CHP. The CHP contacted the man who was okay. He had a plan for where he was going.
Tenant having issues
In Quincy, a caller reported that her tenant was afraid to go back into her house because she thought people were in there. The reporting party said that no one was there. Then the caller said the tenant was having medical issues. The information was transferred to REMSA. PDH was paged.
Issues over a chainsaw
In Canyon Dam, a caller requested contact about a civil issue between his aunt and someone who was refusing to return her chainsaws. A deputy spoke to both parties and explained civil procedures.
In Chester, a caller requested medical assistance for a man with a possible broken hip. The information was transferred to SIFC.
Friday, Feb. 7
Someone’s in the house
In Crescent Mills, a man reported that there was an intruder in his house. He said he could hear someone outside the house also. The reporting party’s mother called and said that everything was okay. A deputy checked to make sure that they were fine.
Needed to speak to a deputy or else …
At West Shore Lake Almanor, a caller called twice asking for a particular officer. Dispatch told the reporting party when to call back to speak to that officer. The caller said that they were trying to get someone out of a place or they were going to have to kill him. Then the reporting party hung up. Dispatch thought the caller sounded intoxicated.
In Chester, a caller requested an ambulance for herself because she was having problems seeing. The information was transferred to SIFC.
Follow up with
At the Greenville Jr./Sr. High School, a caller requested that a deputy respond for a follow up with a student. The deputy spoke to the caller on the phone.
On Mount Tomba Road near Cromberg, a caller reported that someone stole the business sign. A deputy contacted the reporting party who requested that the deputy call her a little later.
Theft at business
In Portola, a businessperson reported a man for theft. The CHP was at the store. A deputy reported that an employee decided to file a complaint against the man. The man was trespassed from the store.
Alcohol reported stolen
A corrections officer at the jail received information from a caller stating that his son was stealing alcohol from a store in Portola. The reporting party requested contact from a deputy.
Near Quincy, a caller reported that her computer was being hacked right while she was watching. She said someone was gaining access to her information. Dispatch advised the caller to contact her financial institution and request a call from a deputy when one was available. A deputy reported there was no loss of information.
Bad check received
In Portola, a caller reported that a customer cashed a bad check for $500. The caller asked for contact with a deputy.
Someone stealing water
In Delleker, a caller reported that a man’s water was turned off for non-payment of the bill. The suspect then broke into the water meter and stole water. The locks and chains were broken. It was reported that the person hooked a hose to the neighbor’s water. The caller requested contact from a deputy. The deputy attempted to contact the reporting party and left messages.
Possible DUI reported
Westbound on Bucks Lake Road near Quincy, a caller reported a possible driver under the influence of alcohol. The driver was all over the roadway. The information was transferred to the CHP.
People reported arguing
In the area of Crescent Mills, a caller reported that a man and a woman were arguing. They were separated and no weapons were involved. A deputy reported that they were okay. The man said the woman walked off into the woods to her campsite.
In Chester, a caller reported that there was a disturbance caused by a man and a woman with two small children. The man threw the car seat out of the car. The woman was seen walking toward the park. A deputy said the couple was arguing and agreed to keep the peace.
In the Mohawk area, a caller reported that a neighbor threatened to vandalize her vehicle over a living situation. The reporting party was requesting extra patrol checks of her residence. A sergeant said the area was checked and everything was okay.
In the Quincy area, a caller said there was a verbal disturbance going on between a shirtless man with tattoos and a woman. The man had a knife on his hip. A deputy said they were arguing and agreed to keep the peace.
Icy roads reported
On Bucks Lake Road near Deans Valley, a caller reported that there was a large ice patch on Bucks Lake Road. The information was transferred to the CHP and county roads department.
Thursday, Feb. 6
Scary threats reported
In Blairsden, a caller said that she was getting threatening calls from her daughter. The caller threatened to kill the reporting party and was quite specific. The reporting party asked to speak to a deputy. The deputy explained how the caller could get a temporary restraining order.
Jewelry not returned
In Quincy, a caller reported that she was selling jewelry and when the shop closed the owner kept everything. The reporting party asked to speak to a deputy about how she could get her jewelry back. A deputy said the two people came to an agreement over the return of the items.
Westbound on Highway 36 over the causeway at Chester, the CHP reported that an officer was involved in a pursuit with someone on a black motorcycle. The man was driving at speeds of 100 mph and higher. The CHP said their helicopter team was notified. A deputy was told not to go lights and siren and then told to discontinue by a CHP sergeant. The deputy was following. The CHP terminated the pursuit.
Burglary to a shed
In the Lake Almanor area, a caller reported having a storage shed on his property. Someone broke into it and kicked in the lock.
Hit by a Jeep
On Commercial and Gulling streets in Portola, a deputy reported that a newer model Jeep hit an individual. The individual was riding his skateboard at the time. The driver of the Jeep left the scene and traveled westbound. There was no suspect information available. The victim declined medical help.
At the Snake Lake turnoff, a caller reported that smoke was visible and appeared to be coming from the direction of Snake Lake. The information was transferred to the USFS. They said they have a controlled burn in the Butterfly Valley area. They were going to notify their duty officer.
In Quincy, a caller was at the fairgrounds and said a mother and the reporting party were arguing over child custody. The parties were separated and agreed to keep the peace.
Missing husband reported
A caller said her husband was traveling between Chico and Susanville on Highway 32. She said that his phone goes straight to voice mail. She didn’t want to file a missing person’s report. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In Quincy, a caller was angry and didn’t understand how he called 911. A deputy said the caller was gone when he went to check on him. The deputy spoke to several others at a business who said the caller was fine.
Lights on, no one around
In Quincy, a caller reported that a suspicious truck was down the road. It was idling with the lights on and pointed toward a home. A deputy said the truck was running, but no one was around it. The deputy learned that the owner of the truck was visiting a friend.
Wednesday, Feb. 5
Needs a deputy
In the West Shore Lake Almanor area, someone called the sheriff’s office multiple times requesting to speak to a deputy. Someone told him to call back the following morning. The person sounded extremely intoxicated. During the last call he said he was going to burn his house down if any cops showed up. If officers showed up he threatened to kill them all. A few hours later the man called 911 yelling about killing the police and burning his house down. Then he hung up. A deputy attempted to contact the caller multiple times, but got no answer. The deputy left a message.
Investigating fraud cases
In Portola, a deputy reported investigating four cases of fraud. Different people were involved, but the address was the same.
Living in fear
In Quincy, a caller reported that an unidentified person said he is living in fear that the people that come to the residence are convicted sex offenders. He said they made sexual statements to him and about him. The information was turned over to a deputy to investigate.
in the backyard
In Portola, a caller said that while he was in the backyard of his residence his neighbor started a verbal disturbance. Shortly after that he started to walk toward the reporting party. That person thought the other person wanted to fight with him. The reporting party pulled a knife and the neighbor stopped. The individual went back to his house and the reporting party went inside. The reporting party wanted to know how to get a restraining order against the neighbor. A deputy reported that both people were okay. No crime actually occurred. The reporting party was given proper temporary restraining order procedures.
Don’t trust social media
From Greenville, a caller reported that it was all over social media that her brother was killed in a car accident in Plumas County. She was unaware of any traffic collision. She requested a welfare check on her brother. A deputy contacted a neighbor of the brother who said the man moved and hadn’t lived at that residence for about two months. The deputy tried to contact the man, but his phone was disconnected.
Busy shoplifter reported
In Portola, a businessperson requested contact with a deputy. The individual said that a shoplifter came into the store on two separate occasions to steal things. The deputy said that it was unknown who the suspect was. The reporting party did have a description of the man and he was seen on video. The deputy was unable to find the man.
Armed robber sought in Butte County
Butte County requested that the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office be on the lookout for someone wanted for armed robbery and kidnapping in Oroville. The suspect was driving a new BMW. The man was described as being tall with a violent history. No information on the victim was given. The suspect was known to run cannabis from Omaha, Nebraska, to California.
In Chester, a deputy reported citing a man who was charged with driving an unregistered vehicle on a public road.
Car being spotlighted
On Highway 147 near Canyon Dam, a caller reported that a unit just spotlighted his car and that the lights went directly into his baby’s eyes. He said he was okay at the time he called. Dispatch did speak to an officer who said he did pass a vehicle on that highway, but he didn’t use his spotlight. He said that he was also following at a safe distance prior to passing.
In Greenville, a caller reported that two juveniles were ringing the doorbell for several nights in a row. The reporting party knew where one juvenile lived and the mother’s name. A deputy told her of the complaint and she said she would talk to her children.
On Highway 32, 25 miles west of Highway 36, a caller reported seeing a large boulder on the highway. The information was transferred to the CHP.